Pedestrian accidents are among the most devastating auto accidents, as pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to the elements. Unfortunately, many people are injured in pedestrian accidents in New Jersey every year, and if you are one of them, you’re most likely looking to pursue financial compensation. Please continue reading and speak with our New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process ahead:
What are the most frequent causes of pedestrian accidents in New Jersey?
Pedestrian accidents happen for many reasons, and oftentimes, they are not the driver’s fault. For example, in certain cases, poor road or weather conditions can cause a driver to slide off the road and crash. In other cases, overgrown vegetation or pedestrians wearing dark colors at night can cause a driver to not see the pedestrian before it’s too late. That being said, in most cases, these accidents are a result of a driver disregarding the rules of the road by texting while driving, driving while under the influence, driving while drowsy, or otherwise acting negligently.
What should I do if I am hurt in a pedestrian accident?
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, and from there, you should ask the driver for his or her insurance information. You should then take pictures of your injuries and the accident’s aftermath. You should also ask any witnesses for their name, phone number, and email address. Once you are treated in a hospital, ensure you ask your doctor for a copy of all medical documentation and bills concerning your injury. Finally, you should hire an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in a personal injury claim. In many cases, our firm can subpoena surveillance footage of the accident as it happened.
How long will I have to sue someone for an injury in the state of New Jersey?
If you are injured in an accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s two-year statute of limitations. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. Do not wait longer than two years, for if you do, you will most likely lose your right to sue.
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Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.